Conference Week- Chick-fil-A Calendars

Tapp Beta Club is selling 2018 Chick-fil-A cow calendars for $8, again this year. We will sell them to parents/visitors during conference week. We will sell after school Monday through Thursday, from 1:30-4:30 on M, T, and Th, and 1:30-7:00 on W. Students signed up to sell at the last Beta meeting, but we do not have all slots filled. Please let Ms. Frost know when you can help sell calendars. We also need students to help direct parents to conference locations!

Ms. Rivera needs help preparing for the Fiesta Latina on Tuesday, 10/24. She would like help after school on Friday, Oct. 20 until 3:30, Monday, Oct. 23 after school until 5:15, and at the actual event starting at 5:30. Please let Ms. Rivera or Ms. Frost know if you can stay and help any of these times.

October Events and Information!

Bert’s Big Thank You letters to the military: write a handwritten letter to a member of the military to thank them for their service. The Bert Show will deliver these letters to military stationed overseas to be read on Thanksgiving Day. Rules:

  • Nothing glued or taped to letter; use pencil, pen, crayon, colored pencil, or marker;
  • Use only notebook paper or printer paper; no construction paper
  • There should be no political message or evaluation (the soldiers are just doing their job).
  • Be heartfelt and respectful.
  • Think about how what they do every day allows you to do what you do every day.
  • Think about what they are giving up to be away from their homes to serve and protect our country.
  • Tell them a little about yourself, where you are from, your ambitions, your interests.
  • Ask (appropriate) questions about their job, current deployment, etc.
  • Due October 18 to Ms. Frost or Ms. Chamberlain


McEachern Homecoming Parade: Tapp Beta will be walking in the parade on New Macland from Macedonia to McEachern HS on Wednesday, October 11 at 5 PM. Tapp students will stay after school that day. Their belongings will be put into a parent vehicle and driven to McEachern. Tapp students will walk from Tapp to Dollar Tree, the beginning of the parade. When the parade ends, students will get their belongings out of the parent vehicles and be picked up by their own parent by 6 PM at McEachern. We need at least 2 parents to volunteer to meet at Tapp at 4:15, let students put their bookbags, notebooks, etc. into their car, drive them to McEachern, and wait until the Tapp students get to McEachern and have retrieved all of their belongings. Dr. Wilcher has approved students participating in the parade wearing Tapp spirit wear to school that day. So, you may dress down in school appropriate jeans or shorts and some kind of Tapp spirit wear. You must get a wrist band from Ms. Frost. so the teachers do not send you to ISS. You may only dress down if you are a member of Beta who is participating in the parade after school.


PINK out: Wednesday, October 18 is our next Relay for Life dress down day. Students and staff can dress down for a $1.00 donation to Relay for Life to support breast cancer research and awareness. Beta students can help sell wristbands in the morning by the tiger pole.


Fiesta Latina!: Ms. Rivera is hosting our Fiesta Latina on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30 PM. She would like help with set up on Friday, 10/20 and Monday, 10/23 after school from responsible Tapp Beta students. Please let Ms. Frost or Ms. Rivera know if you would like to stay and help. She would also like help at the actual event. Please stay tuned for more details on that.

Pick Up Powder Springs and Tapp Beautification Day, April 22, 8 AM – 1 PM

The City of Powder Springs is hosting another Pick It Up Powder Springs Day on Saturday, April 22, from 8 AM to Noon. Tapp is also hosting their beautification day the same day until 1 PM. Students should come to Tapp dressed in work clothes and shoes, ready to work. Activities will include picking up trash along Macedonia and Forrest Hill, picking up trash all over Tapp’s grounds, pulling weeds, spreading mulch, planting flowers, etc. Lunch will be served.

Relay for Life, May 5, 6 PM

Relay for Life, Tapp Beta Club’s biggest event, will be held on Friday, May 5, at 6 PM. All Beta students are invited to participate in this worthy event and asked to raise a minimum of $15 in donations to Relay for Life to benefit the American Cancer Society. Donations are accepted via Tapp or through the Relay for Life website. When a student reaches $15 in donations, they will receive a 2017 Tapp Relay for Life t-shirt to be worn at the event on May 5, but which can also be worn to school, as it is a Tapp shirt. We are not sure yet of our fundraising activity at the event. Please share ideas with Ms. Frost or Ms. Chamberlain.

New Beta Applications out Friday!

The applications for the new Beta students went out Friday, 1/20/17. Please give recommendation forms to 2 of your academic teachers and turn in your application to Ms. Frost in room 714, by February 3, 2017. If she is not in her room, you may slip your application under her door.

Important Beta dates

Here is a list of events/volunteer opportunities for Beta Students:

October 20- Help with selling Chick-fil-A calendars, painting the pickle jars for our Carnival game, and covering the TPA doors in pink paper for our Pink Out after school on Thursday. Pick up by 4:20 PM. See previous post for more information.

October 19- Carnival! Sign up for slots to work from 2:30, right after school, to 7:30 PM. See previous post for more information.

October 28- Fall Festival at Varner Elementary, 4:30-8:30. They need help!  Tapp Beta Club members are encouraged to volunteer at this fall festival. Please contact Ms. Frost to let her know of your availability.

November 1- Beta Club Meeting, 8 AM, Aux Dining Hall

November 4- $60 balance due for Convention, cash or money orders only, please.

November 5- Pick it Up Powder Springs, 8 AM – Noon, Meet at Tapp Middle School

November 9- Officer’s meeting 8:15, Media Center

November 15- Beta Club Meeting, 4:30 PM, Aux Dining Hall

November 17-18- Beta Club Convention in Macon, GA

November 30- Officer’s meeting, 8:15, Media Center

December 3- Shop with an Indian at McEachern, 7:30 AM – 3 PM